While serving as a prosecutor, Attorney Raiser joined the United States Army. As a commissioned officer in the Army National Guards, Judge Advocate Generals Corps, Steve volunteered for active duty in Iraq. In recognition for his service in Iraq he earned the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal for meritorious service in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Army Commendation Medal for exceptional meritorious service during combat operations.
After being admitted to the New York Bar, Steve represented the city of New York, serving as a Special Assistant Corporation Counsel. There he handled all aspects of trial work and litigation representing the interests of the city. Steve is a native of Long Island who has also resided in Manhattan and the Bronx. Steve is a graduate of the Albany State University, School of Criminal Justice and earned his Juris Doctorate at St. Johns University, School of Law where he received the "Excellence for the Future Award" for excellent achievement in the area of Criminal Trial Advocacy and was a recipient of the certificate of Appreciation from the Nassau County Bar Association. Steve Raiser is President of the Nassau County Criminal Courts Bar Association and a founding partner of Raiser & Kenniff, P.C.